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THE ORIGINS OF THE COLD WAR

The Cold War was a war of threats and propaganda rather than direct fighting between the two
superpowers; the tension during the period was increased by the development of nuclear weapons.

DIFFERENT IDEOLOGIES

Aspect USA USSR
Type of Government Democratic ­ elected and One…

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POTSDAM CONFERENCE

This conference was after the defeat of Germany, but while the war against Japan was still raging.

They agreed on the following at the conference:

The German reparations were agreed
The German-Polish borders were agreed
They decided that the Nazi party should be stepped out in all sectors…

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The USA wanted to help the West as it was in The USSR claimed that Marshall aid was dollar
their own interests, as they didn't the markets imperialism, in which the USA would bribe the
to recover to avoid another depression. It also West so that would become dependent on…

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West had proved they were going to stand up to the Soviet Union, and resist further
expansion
Ended any possibility of unification and in 1949 Germany was divided into the pro West
republic of Germany and the pro Soviet communist East Germany
Seen as a victory in the West and…

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